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Pak demands evidence on Abu Jundal

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 13:21

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Pakistan on Tuesday asked India to share evidence and information regarding Abu Jundal, the 26/11 handler arrested by Saudi Arabia and deported to India.

Visiting Pakistani Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani said his government has requested New Delhi to share evidence on Abu Jundal.

Jundal has admitted to being involved in the 26/11 attacks conspiracy, revealing he was present along with JuD chief Hafiz Saeed in the Karachi control room from where instructions were issued to the Mumbai attackers.

The Pakistani Foreign Secretary further said his government will extend to India every possible help in its fight against terrorism.

Pakistani authorities had yesterday claimed that 40 Indian nationals were also involved in the Mumbai attacks.

"Our information is that there were at least 40 Indian nationals who helped the attackers. We want India to come clean on this," an unnamed official of Pakistan`s Foreign Office was quoted as saying.

Pakistan had been saying that the Mumbai attacks would not have been possible without help from Indian nationals, he claimed.

The official further claimed Indian authorities had "always been reluctant to give us the full picture" of the investigation into the Mumbai attacks.

"When a Pakistani judicial commission visited India to collect evidence, it was stopped from cross-examining the witnesses," he claimed.

Pakistan could take "decisive action" if it is provided details of the investigation, the official claimed.

"We cannot act on hearsay," he said.

Indian officials have maintained that an agreement finalised between Delhi and Islamabad before the commission`s visit made it very clear that the panel would not be allowed to cross-examine witnesses.

Pakistani authorities arrested seven suspects, including Lashkar-e-Toiba operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, after the Mumbai attacks but their trial has stalled for over a year now.

First Published: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 13:21

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